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    doubt with a word meaning

    Hi,

    I would like to know the meaning of a word. I wrote an email and said:

    "I need your help with some words in English,please . What word do I use when I want to say that the vowel is not stressed? and in the sentence "conquistas políticas" . I look up for a word to use and I found conquer but I don´t know if fits in the context. Achievement maybe? I really don´t know.
    thanks"

    to which I got th answer : "You can call vowels that are not stressed simply unstressed vowels. I think you hit it square on in the second example-achievement probably fits best. Hope this helps."

    what does " hit it square on" mean ? what does the writer meant?

    thanks

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    Re: doubt with a word meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to know the meaning of a word. I wrote an email and said:

    "I need your help with some words in English,please . What word do I use when I want to say that the vowel is not stressed? and in the sentence "conquistas políticas" . I look up for a word to use and I found conquer but I don´t know if fits in the context. Achievement maybe? I really don´t know.
    thanks"

    to which I got th answer : "You can call vowels that are not stressed simply unstressed vowels. I think you hit it square on in the second example-achievement probably fits best. Hope this helps."

    what does " hit it square on" mean ? what does the writer mean?

    thanks
    ((Not a teacher))

    It means that you are absolutely right OR in other words, you are "right on target."

    In your question, you had asked, " and in the sentence "conquistas políticas, I don´t know if fits in the context. Achievement maybe?"

    The writer says that in your second example, you are absolutely right that conquistas políticas means Achievement.

    Hope this clears the doubt.

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    Re: doubt with a word meaning

    thank you very much!! :)


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    Re: doubt with a word meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by shalstudent View Post
    ((Not a teacher))

    It means that you are absolutely right OR in other words, you are "right on target."

    In your question, you had asked, " and in the sentence "conquistas políticas, I don´t know if fits in the context. Achievement maybe?"

    The writer says that in your second example, you are absolutely right that conquistas políticas means Achievement.

    Hope this clears the doubt.
    Also not a teacher, but I wanted to add a little -

    The word "conquistas" probably translates more literally to "conquests" in English. Depending on the context, "conquests" might be more appropriate than "achievements." If it refers to the conquistas of an individual, perhaps "achievements" would be better, but if it refers to the conquistas of a government, I might think that "conquests" would be better.

    Sorry if this adds confusion into the matter.

    Michele

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    Re: doubt with a word meaning

    not at all! thank you very much !! :)

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